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I receive state pension pension credit and attendance allowance can I get carers allowance for looking after myself

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  • prince09prince09 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    I'm 78 year old disabled lady and live alone I receive state pension pension credit and attendance allowance can I get carers allowance for looking after myself
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    No, you can't claim carers allowance for looking after yourself.

    Do you live alone or classed as living alone? Does anyone claim carers allowance for looking after you?
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,


    As there's information here that i asked on your other thread i'll help you further.

    Severe disability premium is payable to those that live alone. It's paid with pension credit, so you have to claim this to claim the SDP. See link. https://www.gov.uk/pension-credit


    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Jean EveleighJean Eveleigh Member Posts: 117 Pioneering
    you cannot get carers allowance for looking after yourself but if you think you re not getting all you are entitled to you can do a benefits checker here and see if they can suggest others to apply for - https://www.turn2us.org.uk/ - it doesn't guarantee success but if it useful as a guide
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